In this week’s top stories: Galaxy Note 7 launch details, Nexus (and Nexus Launcher) leaks, the best Android phones for August, and much more.
The Galaxy Note 7 launch made up much of our top shared stories this week. We went hands-on with first impressions and gave you the rundown on preorders and a free Gear Fit 2 deal available through Sprint and T-Mobile.
The Nexus leaks continued this week including a downloadable APK of Google’s new Nexus Launcher alongside many more details about the much rumored upcoming Nexus phones.
We also gave you our monthly rundown on the best flagship and budget Android phones for August, and we reviewed the new $99 ZTE ZMax Pro in this week’s top videos. Head below for these and the rest of this week’s top stories.
- Exclusive: Sprint & T-Mobile giving away free Gear Fit 2 w/ purchase of Galaxy Note 7
- Supposed ’Nexus Launcher’ for Google’s upcoming Nexus phones just leaked, download the APK here
- ‘Nexus Launcher’ leaks with redesigned app drawer and no search bar
- New Nexus devices to support ‘swipe fingerprint’ gesture, ‘Electric Blue’ color coming
- Android Nougat’s ‘flowered’ home button animation will be tied to Google Assistant, and it looks awesome
- Here’s how to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile
- Marlin & Sailfish Nexus backgrounds leak as Google works on new live, functional wallpapers
- New Nexus phones will bring new Ambient Display features, ‘Support’ tab in Settings app, ‘Night Light’ feature
- Best flagship Android phones you can buy [August 2016]
- Best budget Android smartphones you can buy [August 2016]
- Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge was the world’s best-selling Android phone during the first half of 2016
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- Google has sold 30 million Chromecasts, 5 million in the past 2 months
- Google & Dashlane introduce a new open source password manager API called ‘Open YOLO’
- Google keeps you plugged into Olympic schedules, results, videos & more in search results
- Google Account sign-in notifications are now sent directly to your Android device
- Major Pokemon Go update adjusts stats, removes broken Nearby feature, allows avatar customization, more
- Restaurant/bar cards now include reviews & best-of lists, Now cards appearing in Now on Tap
- Android apps are now available on Chrome OS beta channel, still limited to three devices
- Chromebooks running Android apps can be located with Android Device Manager
This week’s top videos |
- Review: ZTE ZMax Pro is an amazing phone for $99, but with one fatal flaw [Video]
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hands-on and first impressions [Video]
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